Get under the skin of the human body and discover the astonishing things going on inside you!
Explore your heart, delve inside your brain and unravel your intestines as page after page of fasciating facts and ingenious novelty devices reveal the inside story.
packed with tabs to pull, flaps to lift and wheels to turn, this pop-up exploration will truly bring your body to life.
If your kids are at all interested in how the human body is built and works, then this is an excellent book for them to have in their library. Not only does it contain all the key facts and figures about the body's engineering, and stunning illustrations designed to peel away the layers for young minds to explore the inner workings without the gory details, but it is packed with interactive elements sure to capture the attention and imagination of any aged reader. It sure caught my eye for sure, and I have a fairly good grounding in the basic mechanics of biology.
I was really impressed at how good the interactive bits were, and how they showed the biological processes in simplified yet accurate ways. The pop-up nature gave a 3d version of most organs that clearly showed how they worked and were structured. The most amazing one, for me, was the eye (though the heart came a very close second place). On the same page as the eye they also included the traditional 'taste map' of the tongue, which has recently been under much study, and the conclusions are that it is not at all accurate. Slight 'down' there, but not enough to affect the 'accuracy' score at all.
All in all this is an excellent reference book to have on hand for the kids. It will teach them all the basics, has no gory bits or autopsy photos to give them nightmares, and will see them through until they either move on to more advanced reference books, or give up and go off in another direction.
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